added: 23 Sep 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Idris Elba is featured on one of three different covers for the U.S. edition of GQ's October 'Style Manual' issue.
(The other covers are Jeff Bridges and Justin Theroux.) GQ catches up with Elba while DJing in Ibiza, opening for Fatboy Slim, and discusses his rise to fame, as well as the hardships he's endured along the way, including selling drugs to make ends meet before scoring his big acting break on The Wire, ironically enough, as a drug dealer.
He also opens about about his recent altercation with Oasis's Liam Gallagher: "Fuck that idiot," Elba says.
See below for highlights from the interview and go to GQ.com for the full article:
.on his feud with Liam Gallagher following the NME Awards:
And then he throws on 'Wonderwall,' by Oasis, which is curious, because even though the mostly British crowd is howling the song back at him, Elba has been in the tabloids recently for an altercation with LiamGallagher after this year's NME Awards; the younger Gallagher brother removed Elba's wool cap in an apparently disrespectful manner.
Elba took issue; the two men got into it. So it seems suspicious, Elba playing Gallagher's song, and the next day, when we meet up again, I ask him about it.
'Wonderwall' last night-were you taking a shot?
'No! Fuck that idiot. No.'
Basically, Elba says, he just gave Liam a hug and an affectionate rub on the head.
'Didn't like that. Don't touch his hair, apparently. Fuck off. Next time walk with a fucking hairdresser, then.'
'Well, 'I'm a popular rock singer, so I'm going to be mean and fucking horrible to people just because they messed up my look.' Fuck off. I played his song because his song's a classic. I couldn't-I don't even know what his songs are about now or what band he's in now. No one gives a fuck, yeah? He was popular when he was in Oasis.'
Sebastian Kim / GQ US. Additional photos available upon request.
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